Texas Law

The laws and regulations that have been put in place for the citizens and businesses of Texas by their legislative representatives.

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Debt Collection
Texas
Texas Law

Under Texas law what can the creditor do to collect the deficiency?

In Texas, they take you to court on a judgment in order to collect. Statutes of limitations on debt collection in Texas is four years. Debtors cannot garnish any wages.

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Repossession
US Constitution
Texas Law

What are the repossession laws in Texas?

How many days csn you be late befor repo

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Texas Law

Can you carry a handgun in your car in Texas?

The law allows Texans to carry guns in their cars, even without a

concealed handgun license. As long you meet the law's other requirements

such as not being a gang member, refraining from criminal acts and

keeping the gun out of sight you can pack heat in your glove box.

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Rules of the Road
Texas Law

It is illegal to follow an emergency vehicle at a distance of?

No generalized answer can be given. This can be different in every state.

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Divorce and Marriage Law
Marriage
Texas Law

Is it legal in Texas to marry your first cousin?

Marriage of Cousins in TexasYes and no. The law was amended a few years ago to prohibit marriage of first cousins, and the application for a marriage license requires each applicant to mark "true" or "false" to a question asking if the applicants are cousins. But, a marriage resulting from fraud or mistake in the application is not void, so if you lie on the application, you can be prosecuted for perjury, but still, apparently, validly married, although there don't seem to be any court cases interpreting the statute. It is hard to believe that this was an intended result, so one would think that either the Texas legislature or the courts would do something to alter this outcome.
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Beer and Brewing
Texas Law

Why can't you buy liquor on Sundays in Texas?

Texas was a "Blue Law" state; this set of laws or legal thinking was to "keep the sabbath day" and required many shops, stores and service industries to shut down on Sunday. Although the "Blue laws" were found unconstitutional and repealed for the most part, that law is still left over.

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Maternity and Paternity Leave
Texas Law

What does Texas Law state about Maternity Leave?

Texas doesn't have a maternity leave law. Instead, the law state uses the FMLA, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1933 to provide leave for prospective mothers and fathers.

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Firearms
Texas Law
Gun Laws

How do you replace a lost gun permit?

it depends on what state. Here in Tennessee, you simply go to the driver license testing center and tell them you want to apply for a duplicate permit. It costs $5 and you receive it in the mail a few weeks later.

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Law & Legal Issues
Texas Law

Is mooning illegal in Texas?

lol, mooning is illegal in every state in the united states. You could do it but get arrested for disorderly conduct. It's a class C misdemeanor in Texas. It also may be possible to get charged as a sex offender as well.

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Divorce and Marriage Law
Texas
Texas Law
Same-Sex Marriage

Are same-sex civil unions legal in Texas?

No. Texas does not issue civil union licenses, nor does it recognize out-of-state civil unions.

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Repossession
Income Garnishment
Texas Law

How do you repossess a vehicle in Texas if you are an individual lienholder?

The same way a loan company does, HIRE a REAL repo agency to do the job.

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State Laws
Texas Law

Is cross-dressing illegal in Texas?

No, it is not illegal.

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Repossession
State Laws
Texas Law

What are the Texas vehicle repossession laws?

If i have a vehicle repossessed in the state of texas, is there anything that requires me to pay off balance after vehicle is sold at auction?

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Unemployment
Texas Law

Can you collect unemployment in Texas if you quit because your spouse got transferred to another state?

Yes, but there are qualifications involved. Check "How Do I Qualify" in the Related Link below.

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Car Buying
Texas Law

What is Texas law for returning a newly purchased vehicle?

You should consult a attorney for this, they would be able to help you out

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Repossession
Texas Law

What is the maximum time that the lender has to repo a vehicle under Texas law?

Until the lender reduces his claim to a CIVIL action (judgement) they are free to repo. After getting a judgement, they are more or less saying, "I dont want the car, I want the money".

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Homeowner's Insurance
Texas
Dallas
Texas Law

Are diving boards legal in Texas?

Diving Boards and Texas Home InsuranceYes, Diving boards are perfectly legal in Texas. AnswerI have been an insurance agent for 5 years, and have never heard anything to indicate that diving boards are illegal in ANY state. There are almost certainly regulations about what kind of diving board you can have, how height it can be, etc. but I seriously doubt you're not legally able to have one.

Are you asking this question bc a company has declined offering you coverage due to the diving board? If so, don't worry about it! The insurance company has the right to do this, just like you have to right to have a diving board. Insurance companies are required to file their underwriting guidelines with the state dept of insurance. They have to follow those guidelines to the letter. So if I'm the agent's cousin and I have a swimming pool with a diving board, the agent has to deny me coverage too. It has to be applied fairly to everyone.

Hope this helps.

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Repossession
State Laws
Texas Law

What is the law concerning notice of repossession in Texas?

As soon as you see its gone, you have been notified. There is NO notice of repo in TX. Sorri, good try I own a cabinet shop and recently built and installed new kitchen cabinets for a man. He paid half of the money before the cabinets were built, now I have them installed, he keeps finding little things he doesn't like about them. I have done all I can for this man, he just doesn't want to pay what he owes on the cabinets. What are my options as far as repossessing the cabinets if he will not pay me?

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Criminal Law
Business Accounting and Bookkeeping
Warrants
Texas Law

What are class c misdemeanor?

An individual adjudged guilty of a Class C misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500. Traffic Tickets are not classified in any of the misdemeanor catagories, if they must be classified it is only as a "Traffic Ticket" for example, in some states public intox is only a class C misdemeanor.

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Divorce and Marriage Law
State Laws
Texas Law

Can you for alienation of affection in Ohio?

No, "alienation of affection" was abolished in Ohio in 1985.

http://marriage.about.com/od/legalities/a/alienation_2.htm

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Firearms
Facebook
Texas Law

Should automatic weapons be legal?

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  • This is such a hard question when it comes to gun control. People that belong to gun/rifle clubs are generally respectful of their weapons and keep them well locked up at home. With many it's a hobby. Some people have a licensed weapon in certain areas of Canada and the U.S. for protection. I am not for guns in the home, but, I do know that by curbing gun control as far as gun clubs or for protection isn't the problem and it's the bad guys out there getting guns off the black market so our governments are being lazy, taking it out on those that enjoy collecting firearms or belong to a gun/rifle club instead of breaking-up the black market. There is no need for automatic weapons such as machine guns, etc. Controvery is that citizens have no need for automatic weapons and jury is still out on this law.
  • Fully automatic weapons have been legal in the USA for many years. In 1934 Congress passed laws which made the tax and registration of automatic (machine guns) mandatory. Since that time, only two cases of crime with registered weapons has occurred, and one of those was an Ohioan police officer.
  • This article from NBC News only includes Police Officers and it doesn't take into consideration of gang violence which is rising and the black market of automatic weapons and other sophisticated weapons. Lapse of assault weapons ban cited Local and federal law enforcement officials told NBC News that criminals were more likely to use high-powered semiautomatic pistols and handguns today. Some of those weapons, like the widely feared Intratec Tec-9, were banned until 2004, but they became legal when Congress refused to extend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, even though President Bush, an opponent of gun control, promised to sign an extension. Semiautomatic firearms - including the previously banned assault-style guns often misleadingly equated with "assault weapons," which remain illegal - boast higher-capacity magazines than standard revolvers, and their trigger mechanisms allow users to fire off more rounds in a shorter period of time. The study did not examine how many of the police officers killed this year were shot with weapons that were legalized three years ago, but the study and figures compiled by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics suggest a statistical correlation. The 39 officers killed in the first half of 2007 exceeds the 36 officers shot to death in all of 2004, the last year the ban was in effect. More broadly, firearm-related crime rose in 2005, the first year after the semiautomatic weapons became legal again, after having declined every year since the ban took effect in 1994. "We've always had lots of guns," said Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., Police Chief Darrel Stephens, president of the Major Cities Police Chiefs Association. None of the department's officers were killed by gunfire last year, but six have been gunned down since Jan. 1. "What we've seen is people shifting from revolvers to automatic weapons," Stephens said. "Rather than six shots or five, they have 14 or 20."
  • Yes, they should be available for purchase by anyone who meets the requirements currently in effect. You did know that since 1986 no ordinary civilian has been able to purchase a fully automatic weapon made after that year didn't you??
  • Given that the current legal reasoning behind owning a firearm is personal protection (and possibly protection of personal property such as the home), the over-riding principles are proportionality and control. That is, the firearm should be one which the owner can reasonably expect to perform about the same as weapons which might be used against the owner, and that the weapon must be used in a controlled manner (i.e. a method where the owner can reasonably direct and limit the damage caused by such a weapon). Automatic weapons are available on the black market, and as such, it is reasonable to assume that a criminal might possess one. Thus, automatic weapons may pass the "proportionality" test, and it therefore would be logical for automatic weapons to be legal to own for a civilian. However, automatic weapons generally fail the "control" test - they are difficult to use, and even when used properly, are prone to cause indiscriminate damage. Weapons which cause uncontrolled damage are (and should be) illegal, as any potential benefit is offset by the high collateral damage possibility with even proper use. In general, automatic weapons offer few advantages for civilian use that are not obtainable via quality semi-automatic weapons, and the likely collateral damage they cause heavily outweighs the marginal benefit.
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Statutes of Limitations
State Laws
Georgia (US State)
Texas Law

Can a citizen in Georgia wear a bullet proof vest?

Yes. Contrary to popular believe, bullet proof vests are legal and available to the general public. It is illegal to wear a BPV while committing a crime in most states, and a few states prohibit possession of BPVs by felons.

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Texas Law

Is there an open bottle law in Texas?

Yes, it is a class C misdemeanor (a ticket) and can be found in section 49.03 of the penal code.

"A person commits an offense if the person knowingly possesses an open container in a passenger area of a motor vehicle that is located on a public highway, regardless of whether the vehicle is being operated or is stopped or parked."

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Texas Law

Is it illegal to pick bluebonnets in Texas?

No it is not.

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Motorcycle Law
Care of Horses
Texas Law

Is it illegal to ride a motorcycle without a shirt?

In the states of Florida and Georgia the answer is no. It's not illegal . However you insurance ( required in ga) probably won't pay for an accident if they found out that you were found at the scene of the crash shirtless. Don't be stupid wear all of you riding gear all the time . You should have asked " is it Colleen if I put my bare chest to a belt sander ?" the effect is the same.

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